An Amazing Gluten Free Sugar Cookie Recipe

gluten-free sugar cookies

I heart Valentine’s Day. I know that cynics abound, but love, true love, doesn’t just have to mean buying stuff for your Valentine.  It can be celebrating our love for our friends, kids, family, life itself–and yes, our lovers. And when someone tries a gluten free sugar cookie like this, they’re sure to feel loved.

Recipe card & instructions updated 3/8/22.

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Gluten Free sugar cookie

These gluten-free cookies are simple and sweet…and the dough is a dream. They can be rolled and cut out into any shape, obviously. But today it’s hearts, more hearts and cupids, with a dusting of red sparkly sugar.

Love is in the air…or maybe it’s just sugar. But that’s pretty much the same thing right? Ahem. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Looking for even more amazing gluten free cookie recipes? Here are some great ideas for you to try:

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Gluten Free Soft Sugar Cookies

Alison Needham
These classic, gluten-free sugar cookies are soft and sweet–exactly like you remember from your gluten-eating days. Decorate them with sprinkles or top them with whipped frosting, then share with the ones you love.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 92 kcal




  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add egg and extracts and beat until evenly combined.
  • In another small bowl, whisk together the flour, xanthan, baking powder and salt. Add to the butter/sugar mixture and beat until it comes together in large clumps.
  • Turn dough out onto a square of parchment and knead together (using your hands) until a nice smooth ball of dough forms. It should only take a couple of turns. Cover dough with another sheet of parchment and roll out until it’s about ¼ inch thick.
  • Cut shapes out of the dough using cookie cutters and place cut shapes on the prepared baking pans.
  • Decorate with sprinkles, then bake for about 10 minutes, rotating pans half way through baking so that they cook evenly.
  • Cool completely on a rack, then store in a sealed container at room temperature.


Calories: 92kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 78mgPotassium: 4mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 128IUCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
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  1. Sue & Guide Apex says:

    ohhhh…ahhhh… there is life after a celiac’s diagnosis ! I have missed homemade cookies – soft baked cookies topped with sweet guey icing and now I have you back 🙂

  2. Sue & Guide Apex says:

    ohhh….ahhhh…there is life a celiac’s diagnosis. I have missed homemade cookies topped with sweet guey icing. Thank you for this recipie and on a Monday too 🙂

  3. i have trader joes gf flour – do i still need the xanthan gum?

      1. 2023 update – Trader Joe’s Gluten Free All Purpose Flour now has xanthan gum in it.

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  5. Elizia Stewart says:

    5 stars
    It’s safe to say these biscuits are actually heavenly!!
    I never feel like I can fully invest my hopes when trying new gluten free recipes but this surpassed all expectations,, We made cute miffy biscuits for Easter and I practically ascended,, the way they melt in your mouth.. life changing haha

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